Chapter 6: Unfortunate Encounter
“No, hey, ah…baby…?”
The child continued to wail. Eleonora’s mind turned blank; she had never seen him cry like that before.
The child will not stop crying!
“Are you the one who abandoned the child?”
At a loss, Eleonora could not comprehend nor respond to the man’s inquiry.
“Why are you crying? Did this man hurt you? Did you do something bad?”
Eleonora snapped back to reality as the stranger’s stern voice echoed in her ears. Her eyes scanned the man before her whom, in an instant, she recognized.
A tall man with black hair, glared at her with his rare violet eyes. He wore a uniform with a gold brooch, carried by official Laurent investigators, on his breast pocket.
But the witch couldn’t care less for this man’s outstanding appearance. What bothered her was his formidable character.
“It’s an honor to be remembered, Lady.”
The man put his hand inside the uniform, pulling out a small notebook and pen, and spoke professionally. “You haven’t answered my question yet.”
“I asked if you abandoned him.”
“I did not! In fact, I was trying to return him to his guardian.” The witch protested. However, Leonard seemed to doubt her.
“Is that so. But the child didn’t say that. ”
The child, sniffing with his face buried in Leonard’s shoulder, raised his head. Then he shouted, voice cracked from crying.
“Don’t throw me away!”
“I’m not going to drink milk. I’m not going to put a blanket on…I won’t bother you. Don’t send me to that scary man!”
Not until yesterday, you’ve only been babbling, and you’re talking now? Although the pronunciation was slightly off, it was understandable.
Eleonora was becoming alarmed at the dragon’s growth, which was exceptionally fast, and the consequences she might have to endure in the future.
“What is the Lady’ relationship with this child if not a guardian?”
“Nothing. I swear!”
However, the man simply turned a deaf ear to the witch’s plea. And the little dragon ran to Eleonora, clasping his arms around her neck.
The man echoed the child, frowning at the witch. “Master?”
In an instant, tension grew palpably as misconceptions rose, worsening the situation. Eleonora was engulfed with hopelessness.
“What is he talking about now? No, Sir Leonard, this is not my child. I first saw him six days ago, and no matter how hard I tried to send him back to his guardian, he always comes back…”
In utter despair, the witch continued to spout excuses. Leonard was now looking at her as if she were a scumbag, his eyes filled with scorn.
“Also, I suspect child abuse. It wasn’t enough for you to abandon your child; you even commanded a three-year-old to call you master. It’s beyond absurd.”
“I didn’t make him do it!”
The man didn’t budge one bit. “As soon as you left him in the butcher’s house, the owner immediately left for the capital as if he had waited. Is that a coincidence?”
“It’s because his guardian is in the capital?”
“Do you have any proof?”
Eleonora was speechless. Meanwhile, Leonard wrote something in his pocketbook, completely ignoring the witch’s excuses.
“You must write a statement, Lady.”
At the moment, she was already filled with dread, fearing whatever he wrote down against her.
“In addition, the Lady is currently on the list of suspects in the famous Lorent case, the mysterious disappearance of the dragon egg. Please cooperate.”
What? I wonder how worse this situation could get.
One, the dragon child I tried so many times to dispose of has made his way back to me. Two, I have a Laurent investigator on my tail, accusing me of stealing the dragon’s egg.
I am going to be cornered into a thief!
Kyle Leonard snapped his pocketbook close and then stated his verdict.
“I also want to inform you that the Lady has already had enough criminal record and that the warrant was issued beforehand with the permission of Emperor Laurent.”
Not only did I become a thief, but this man seems to be already convinced that I was the culprit!
“I will have to ask you to accompany me, Lady.”
“No, I will not!”
“Lady, I do not want to exert force upon handling this matter.”
Leonard stretched out his arm to the witch.
If I want to save myself, I have no choice but to rely on this magical power.
In an instant, a blanket flew out of the living room and wrapped itself around the investigator’s body.
The witch banged her head on his chest, causing both of them to stumble. A groan escaped their lips.
The blanket had covered Eleonora too.
Perplexed by the mishap, she froze. Then, she squirmed, trying to get herself out of the blanket which tightly fastened itself around them. Before she knew, she felt her body decline.
They were falling.
Eleonora shut her eyes, expecting a sharp pain to pierce her. A concussion isn’t clearly what I was expecting to have so early in the morning.
There was no excruciating pain.
Eleonora opened her eyes slightly to glimpse at her surrounding. Instead, she came across the chest of a man.
“….will you continue to do this?”
Everything was a complete mess. The witch’s eyes were twirling. She moved her fingers, which swayed like a dead bean sprout.
The magic had already vanished from the blanket, but Eleonora could still not move.
Oh, I feel dizzy.
Plus, if I raise my head now, I would be greeted with a pair of eyes shooting daggers at me.
With her face buried in the black uniform, Eleonora recollected the events which created chaos in her house.
I was in the living room. Baby dragon. And the one who came to arrest me….
“You can move now, Lady.”
…And the male protagonist who, currently, seems very displeased with me.
Regaining her senses, Eleonora hastily lifted her body and Leonard followed suit.
I ended up in a situation I never even imagined since I got sucked into this world.
A pair of violet eyes, needless to say, glared at the witch.
On the sixth day after I unknowingly picked up the protagonist’s baby dragon, I tried to remove it from my life. I thought it was a success. Little did I know I had put myself in an unfortunate situation.
“I forgot that I should be armed at all times when dealing with you. The Lady never surrenders without a fight…Lady?
Eleonora had lost enough strength to keep her wobbling knees firm and eventually slipped. Expecting another crash, she felt an arm grab her by the waist.
“Are you alright?”
The witch could only quiver like a paper doll. “Hypertension.”
And I’m currently in a state of shock. In this situation where our faces are only inches apart.
Mustering all the strength she has left, Eleonora pulled herself off of him slowly. “As I get older, my body is not the same as before…I don’t have the energy to beat other people anymore. ”
With narrowing eyes, Leonard watched her every action.
Meanwhile, Eleonora took more than three steps away from him. At her back, the curtains hanging from the ceiling flew into the air and twisted themselves.
“I actually just want to sleep more now.”
“What do you mean?”
There was a reason why Eleonora forced this man into her house. This house, where she knows all the magical commands, is in itself a great weapon and a prison. At this moment, the blanket had already crept behind Leonard without a sound.
The witch snapped her fingers.
” I don’t allow such scary objects in my house, Sir Leonard.”
“A gun, a gun, a gun, something like that.”
The blanket swooped the investigator in an instant.
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Chapter 9 : The Value of Life
Chapter 10: Who Are You?
Chapter 12: The Guest Stays?